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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Cultural History
Dates:
1957, 1964-1975
Size:
4 cu. ft. (8 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 251
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records of the Department of Cultural History and its predecessor, the Department of Civil History, consist of administrative files including memoranda and correspondence concerning exhibits, general museum and departmental policies, the acquisition of objects, and the search for a curator; general correspondence with donors, researchers...

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National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1912-1965
Size:
28.5 cu. ft. (57 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 312
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 312 was transferred from the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) Archives to the Smithsonian Institution Archives in October 1984. The NMAA Archives, which was created in January 1975, and located in the Fine Arts and Portrait Gallery Building, came under the daily administration of the NMAA, with technical supervision and ...

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Creators:
Parkman, Paul Douglas, 1932-
Parkman, Elmerina Leonardi, 1932-
Oldknow, Tina
Dates:
2014 September 24-25
Size:
11 Items (Sound recording: 11 sound files (6 hr., 37 min.), digital, wav)
206 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.parkma14
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Paul and Elmerina Parkman, conducted 2014 September 24-25, by Tina Oldknow for the Archives of American Art at the Parkman's home in Kensington, Maryland.

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Creators:
Zynsky, Toots, 1951-
Oldknow, Tina
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2007 July 27-28
Size:
4 Items (sound discs (4 hr., 18 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
Collection ID:
AAA.zynsky07
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Toots Zynsky conducted 2007 July 27-28, by Tina Oldknow, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in at the artist's home and studio, in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Creators:
Hofer, Philip, 1898-1984
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1984 Apr. 24
Size:
1 Item (sound cassette (90 min.) Sound recording)
37 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.hofer84
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Philip Hofer conducted 1984 Apr. 24, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

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Saville, Marshall H. (Marshall Howard), 1867-1935
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924
Saville, Foster H. (Foster Harmon), 1874-1942
Dates:
1901-1922
bulk 1907-1918
Size:
526 Negatives (photographic) (526 glass plate negatives, black and white)
51 Photographic prints (black and white)
2 Lantern slides (black and white, color)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.037
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Photographs and glass plate negatives documenting the various archaeological expeditions of all three Savilles. The bulk of the images concern the activities headed by Marshall Saville (and assisted by Foster and Randolph) in both South and Central America. Included to a lesser degree are the explorations of Foster in North America and Randolph in the Caribbean, South and Central America. Images document archaeological digs, their settings, the peoples encountered, as well as the objects found. The dates of the images found in this collection and taken by the various Savilles during their numerous expeditions are as follows (the photographer(s) attributed to photographs taken during a specific expedition is/are listed in parentheses following the country of the specific expedition) : 1891: Honduras (Marshall), 1900-1902: Mexico (Marshall), 1907: Cuba (Marshall), 1907: Ecuador (Marshall, Foster, Randolph), 1915: Honduras (Marshall), 1915: Cuba, Jamaica, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala (Randolph), 1914-1916: Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Jamaica (Marshall, Foster, Randolph), 1918: Pantigo site, Easthampton, Long Island, New York (Foster), 1922: Photographic portrait of Marshall

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Creators:
Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-
Dates:
1891-1971
Size:
30 Linear feet ((on 63 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.zigrcarl
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Personal and professional records including correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, subject files, photograph album, and diaries relating to Zigrosser's work as an authority on prints and printmaking and his personal relationships with artists.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Astronautics
Dates:
1965-1984, with materials dating from circa 1953
Size:
32 cu. ft. (64 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 398
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection deals chiefly with Durant's tenure as Assistant Director for Astronautics at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Perhaps the single topic of greatest interest is the effort to obtain a building for NASM, which was accomplished on July 1, 1976, when the new museum opened. A parallel theme concerns the drive to plan and com...

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Creators:
Kainen, Jacob
Kainen, Ruth Cole.
Dates:
1905-2009
bulk 1940-2001
Size:
33.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kainjaco
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, printmaker, and curator Jacob Kainen measure 33.3 linear feet and date from 1905 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1940-2001. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence/subject files including personal correspondence to and from friends and family members and professional correspondence and records concerning Kainen's activities as an artist, curator, teacher, and art collector. The collection also contains biographical material, writings, diaries, calendars, inventories, interview transcripts, printed material, photographs, works of art by other artists, and nine scrapbooks.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Department of Engineering and Industries
Dates:
1891-1957
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (15 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 84
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records originated mostly in the office of the Head Curator of the Department of Engineering and Industries, under Carl W. Mitman and Frank A. Taylor, but include records of several other curators, primarily Smith Hempstone Oliver and Paul E. Garber. The records include general correspondence, memoranda, and administrative files concerni...

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